Integrating some hands-on style sessions into your agenda can make a big impact for attendees. Not everyone can listen to information and truly understand how to implement it. Keep an eye out for sessions that look like they will need more instruction in this type of format and suggest it to the session leader; it could make all the difference for both the facilitator and attendees.
The ultimate goal of your workshop-style sessions is to be as hands-on as possible. Work with your workshop presenters to help them identify areas of their session that will engage the audience with the content (i.e. a worksheet, respond to questions, etc.) or suggest they design a breakout session inside the workshop to have attendees work through a scenario that the workshop is designed to solve. When attendees walk out of a session with a solution to an issue they are having it will almost feel like magic!
Finding Workshop Spaces #
When you’re looking for spaces to host workshop-style sessions, make sure to look for rooms with tables and chairs, a projector and screen (or large TV screen), and versatility to set up the room in different layouts.
Keep in mind how many people you are expecting to allow in the session(s) and make sure there is room to move between chairs easily. A room that is cramped will detract from the overall experience for the attendees.